Francesca Nesta Delling, MD, MPH
|Title(s)||Associate Professor, Medicine|
|School||School of Medicine|
|Address||555 Mission Bay Blvd South|
San Francisco CA 94158
|Universita' di Brescia School of Medicine||M.D.||1998||Medicine|
|Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital||Fellow||2004||Echocardiography|
|Boston University Medical Center||Resident||2007||Medicine|
|Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center||Fellow||2010||Cardiovascular Medicine|
|Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health||M.P.H.||2016||Public Health|
|American Heart Association||2004||Samuel A. Levine Young Clinical Investigator Award finalist|
Dr Delling is a cardiologist with advanced training in echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). She completed internal medicine residency at Boston University Medical Center and cardiovascular and cardiac imaging fellowships at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her clinical interests include valvular heart disease (with a focus on mitral valve prolapse), primary and secondary cardiomyopathies and sudden cardiac death related to valvular disease.
Dr Delling's research has focused on mitral valve disease and the combined use of echocardiography, cardiac MRI, and molecular genetics as tools to better understand disease mechanisms and progression. She is currently an NIH-funded investigator (previously supported by the American Heart Association) with collaborators at the Framingham Heart Study and the Leducq MITRAL Network in Europe. Attended coursework essential for her research endeavors includes a Master in Public Health (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health).